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    What's aggravating is that this is why the stadium was built in the first place. It was built to elevate the program based off off the previous success. We were going to Omaha, hosting regionals and super regionals in a high school stadium. Now that we have the palace, common sense tells us that it should be a little easier. Especially with growing support financially.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    We have a very good recruiting class coming in next year and our pitching staff will be stacked. Just saying.
    Our pitching staff could go from stacked to empty real quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    We have a very good recruiting class coming in next year and our pitching staff will be stacked. Just saying.
    Lots of good returning arms, but we lose Schmidt and likely Lee and Harris. I am not holding my breath for Gunner's return.

    Offense has declined four years straight. Is this the bottom? I mean we are near the bottom in the country, but can we go lower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    We have a very good recruiting class coming in next year and our pitching staff will be stacked. Just saying.
    I've heard the same thing the past three years and look where we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    I've heard the same thing the past three years and look where we are.
    Ain't that the truth. No Pain Train. Weakest offense in the conference....In a lot of conferences. We had to throw two shutouts to finally win a home series.

    Tony is coaching his butt off around our collective deficiencies, whether they be talent, youth, 3B coaching, Non-stop stop signs, whatever. Without him we would be 10 games under .500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad04 View Post
    Ain't that the truth. No Pain Train. Weakest offense in the conference....In a lot of conferences. We had to throw two shutouts to finally win a home series.
    It's pretty simple really. It's time to freshen up the formula. What we have been doing the past few years ain't cutting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    It's pretty simple really. It's time to freshen up the formula. What we have been doing the past few years ain't cutting it.
    Agreed. Doing the same thing next year that we did this year and last, and expecting improvement is not rational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad04 View Post
    Agreed. Doing the same thing next year that we did this year and last, and expecting improvement is not rational.
    Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results...it is called insanity

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    We have a very good recruiting class coming in next year and our pitching staff will be stacked. Just saying.
    We have heard about recruiting classes before. It's great for the fans, but the last couple of years has shown us differently. We will see once next year's class gets on the field. Until then, doesn't mean anything. Color me skeptical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    It's pretty simple really. It's time to freshen up the formula. What we have been doing the past few years ain't cutting it.
    Blind loyalty has sunk many good men

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    What's aggravating is that this is why the stadium was built in the first place. It was built to elevate the program based off off the previous success. We were going to Omaha, hosting regionals and super regionals in a high school stadium. Now that we have the palace, common sense tells us that it should be a little easier. Especially with growing support financially.
    Our first recruiting class with a finished stadium hasn't arrived yet. Go back and look at the players we've signed. We have more guys coming out of HS that will probably be drafted than in the last ten years combined.

    and, we only hosted two regionals after Omaha. And, one Super. That doesn't look like a trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    and yet a number of people on this board would consistently trash him even after I showed them the numbers. One of my favorite coaches to come through the program for sure.
    He followed Wade, who was immensely popular. Szefc was a quiet guy and some never cleaved to him as a result. Most underappreciated assistant coach maybe in any sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Our first recruiting class with a finished stadium hasn't arrived yet. Go back and look at the players we've signed. We have more guys coming out of HS that will probably be drafted than in the last ten years combined.

    and, we only hosted two regionals after Omaha. And, one Super. That doesn't look like a trend.
    That's great that we are bringing in some great recruits. But here's the reality. You can have a fantastic recruiting class and STILL underachieve. Heck, we are seeing that now with some of our highly recruited guys on the current roster. One is batting below .160, and the other can't even get in the lineup.

    And as for hosting only two regionals since Omaha, we have made eight regionals with two super regionals since then. That's still not a bad track record. And it doesn't change the fact that this palace we built should allow us to maintain the past success instead of decline it. Again, we achieved national respect with a smaller stadium and recruits who weren't as highly touted as we are bringing in today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad04 View Post
    Lots of fondness for his predecessor. No denying Szefc is a winner.
    I was a Happy Hound when he was around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Our first recruiting class with a finished stadium hasn't arrived yet. Go back and look at the players we've signed. We have more guys coming out of HS that will probably be drafted than in the last ten years combined.

    and, we only hosted two regionals after Omaha. And, one Super. That doesn't look like a trend.
    Stupid, actually a serious question with all that achievement, I guess. Why are we two spots (# 295) ahead of St. Peters in Slugging %, or On Base, I forget which?

    I am not sure Cajun baseball fans are too concerned with the draft, unless it removes good players from the roster.

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    Bab ball...nothing will change.


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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    He followed Wade, who was immensely popular. Szefc was a quiet guy and some never cleaved to him as a result. Most underappreciated assistant coach maybe in any sport.
    Go talk to the players who played for Szefc. Most would probably fight to the death for that man's honor. Szefc was quiet, but he was intense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULvictory View Post
    That's great that we are bringing in some great recruits. But here's the reality. You can have a fantastic recruiting class and STILL underachieve. Heck, we are seeing that now with some of our highly recruited guys on the current roster. One is batting below .160, and the other can't even get in the lineup.

    And as for hosting only two regionals since Omaha, we have made eight regionals with two super regionals since then. That's still not a bad track record. And it doesn't change the fact that this palace we built should allow us to maintain the past success instead of decline it. Again, we achieved national respect with a smaller stadium and recruits who weren't as highly touted as we are bringing in today.
    OK, let's try again.

    You stated something about building this ball park and reaping the benefits of recruiting. I replied the first recruiting class with a finished ball park hasn't reached campus yet.

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    I never stated anything about recruiting. I'm just saying this stadium should allow us to maintain success in general. It could be recruiting, coaching, financial support, etc. It's all fair game.


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    The greatest positive impact Russo Park will ever have on recruiting is while it was being built.

    "You can recruit better to the imagination, than you can to reality."


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